NBC News' Ramon Lupercio has fulfilled a dream. This week he became a U.S. citizen, saying, 'If you work hard, somehow you get back everything you have done.'
NBC News engineer Ramon Lupercio came to the U.S. in 1986 seeking a better education and a better life. At 16, his family sent him to live with an uncle, wanting more for their son. He had grown up watching American movies, believing America was the best country in the world. Ramon's citizenship is the culmination of a dream. He longed to vote in his new home and often worked three jobs to support his family. Ramon wanted his kids, who were born in the U.S., to understand how lucky they are to live in this country and be citizens here and to know what can be accomplished with hard work.